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Crispy Bacon Basil Puffs With Lucky Peach Dipping Sauce

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“Ready, Set, Cook Special Edition Contest Entry: These puffs work perfectly for a party or date night in and can be made ahead. And the color of the sauce is really gorgeous--peachy orange, with pretty green flecks from green onion. Note: Once fully-cooked, puffs can be frozen and re-heated in the oven at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes, turning every 5 minutes. Also, the computer-generated nutritional data on this recipe includes all of the oil used for frying. Actual calories, fat, etc. consumed are much lower, as all but about 2 TBSP of the oil stays in the pan and is not served.”
READY IN:
35mins
SERVES:
4
YIELD:
20 appetizer puffs
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Stir potatoes, bacon, cheese, and basil together until well blended, about 1 minute.
  2. Place 1 heaping teaspoon of filling on one corner of a wonton wrapper. Rolling the wrapper (filling inside) toward the opposite corner, fold the 2 sides of the wrapper over the filling, and roll the wrapper the rest of the way to the far corner. Place puffs flap-side down on a plate.
  3. Once all puffs are rolled, heat oil in a tall-walled, medium-sized pot on medium high heat for 5 minutes.
  4. Line a plate with napkins (to drain excess oil after puffs are cooked).
  5. In a separate small bowl, combine dipping sauce ingredients and set aside.
  6. Gently place 4-5 puffs in hot oil at a time. Cook 2 minutes, flipping once. Remove from oil with slotted spoon and place on napkin lined plate. Allow to cool for 2 minutes; then transfer to another plate and serve with dipping sauce.

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